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Feature Simon Brew Jan 22, 2013

As Disney pulls its planned cinema re-release of The Little Mermaid, Simon asks whether we’re getting good value from big screen reissues.

I read last week with disappointment that Disney had apparently cancelled the planned big screen re-release of The Little Mermaid, which had been tentatively inked in for later in the year. This was apparently in response to the less than expected gross for the re-release of Monsters Inc 3D in the Us at the end of last year (it arrived in the UK last Friday).

Monsters Inc 3D has taken $30m at the Us box office, the weakest re-release take for Disney’s recent run of animated re-releases. Over the past few years, in the Us alone The Lion King has scored $94m, Beauty And The Beast $47m, and Finding Nemo $41m. Work had started on a 3D conversion of The Little Mermaid for a planned 3D release, »

- simonbrew

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